Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'
Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation www.carmelhill.org, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.
To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'
Peter J Murray News
Mar 11WORLD BOOK WEEK SUCCESS!
Wow! What a week that was! We stayed at our son’s house in Reading on Sunday night and drove up to Chesham to visit our first school of our World Book Week tour on the Monday morning. The school in question was the very lovely Hawridge and Cholesbury School, but the drive took us nearly two hours! It [...]
Mar 02A* FOR B, C AND D!
I’m rather proud of my cryptic title to this blog! It simply means that schools ‘B for Brimmington Juniors’, ‘C for Cutthorpe Juniors’ and ‘D for Dronfield Juniors’ all provided ‘A*’ school visits. We’ve just returned from the ‘town with the crooked spire’…Chesterfield! Lady Kath is now sitting in her favourite place sipping tea and looking [...]
Feb 17MORE NEWBURY GEMS!
In the week prior to half-term the weather got more and more extreme…wind, gales and incessant rain. The only good thing about this kind of weather is that it’s ideal for finding a quiet (dry) corner and curling up with a spooky book. Can I recommend any good spooky books? Of course! And this is [...]